Thursday, September 17, 2009
In Thanksgiving for Hospital Eucharistic Ministers
In the October 2009 issue of US Catholic, Paul Wilkes shares his experience of giving communion at a hospital. He speaks about being a minister of the Church and extending Jesus' body to all he can. This reminded me of when I was in the hospital giving birth to my own children. For my first child, I went to a Catholic hospital. I was there for four days. No one ever brought me communion. I didn't realize I was missing anything. With my second child, I was at a secular hospital and someone came to bring me Communion every day. What a great comfort that was to me. I don't remember who the people were who came to see me, but they truly brought joy to me. I'm very thankful for them.